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Re: [Hammock Camping] Ground Dweller- Thanks!

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  • J.D. Hoessle
    Rick - Dave: Thanks for the info! J.D. ... what I ... overnight. ... the
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 2, 2004
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      Rick - Dave:

      Thanks for the info!

      J.D.

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, Rick <ra1@i...> wrote:
      > A few notes. I was there last year.
      >
      > Dave Bellinski wrote:
      >
      > > JD,
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I've never attended the New Years celebration, but I'll pass on
      what I
      > > know.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Water should be no problem on the approach trail, as several water
      > > locations are noted in the AT Data book.
      > >
      > There is water 30 yards from the shelter
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Last New Years Eve was celebrated in short sleeves; previous years
      > > have seen single digit temps, so be prepared.
      > >
      > Temperature was about 40. It dropped to just below freezing
      overnight.
      > The mud on the ground all froze in little crystals.
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > I believe the celebration took place in the parking area where USFS42
      > > intersects the trail (the North side of Springer at the base). Don't
      > > know the time it begins.
      > >
      > It is at the shelter. People have gathered by near sunset. Walking
      the
      > quarter mile to the summit and watching the sunset was very nice. This
      > depends on the weather, of course.
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > The Visitors center is at 1700', peak of Springer is 3782'.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Someone else will have to fill you in on details of the approach
      > > trail. If your schedule is real tight, you could drive in.
      > >
      > It is possible to drive to within a mile of the shelter if the weather
      > is good. I enjoyed hiking in from Amacola falls.
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Enjoy yourself!
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > Rick
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